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Widows of the two Israelis killed in the the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 must wait “several months” for identification of body parts to be released from their agunot status.
The couple in question, whose names cannot be disclosed, immigrated to Israel from India several years ago with their only child.
The problem of a spouse, whether the husband or the wife, refusing to sever the bonds of marriage in accordance with Jewish law even at the marriage’s end, is unfortunately all too common.
Committee’s Rachel Levmore: If Steinitz toes haredi party line, he will be turning his back on all women in Israel.
By JEREMY SHARON
Today, even the engaged intermarry. Many campus Jews who attend Shabbat services or defend Israel nevertheless date non-Jews.
By Gil Stern Stern TROY
A source in the Chief Rabbinate explained that “a severe shortage in manpower” was responsible for the inefficiency.
The issue has caused a bitter battle within the two constituent parties of the United Torah Judaism faction.
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef is heard in the recording speaking about a severe difference of opinion he has on the requirements for Jewish conversion with the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem.
The Chief Rabbinate has bitterly opposed the legislation and is using an administrative requirement for the marriage registration process to stymie the law.
Metzger has chance to avoid indictment at pre-indictment hearing.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,JEREMY SHARON
Rabbinical Courts Administration announces Jerusalem saw highest number of divorces last year, followed by Tel Aviv, Rishon Lezion.
Bill would end practice of electing both an Ashkenazi and Sephardi chief rabbi; next chief rabbi will be elected in 2023.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN/JEREMY SHARON
Tempers rise during Knesset committee hearing on bill designed to increase number of rabbinical courts able to conduct conversions.
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